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Mobile Tower Crane Incident in London

11/27/18

The jib of a Spierings mobile self erecting tower crane broke free and dropped onto the job site where it was working, in London, UK, Wednesday, November 21. Thankfully no was injured in the incident and damage was light. We understand that the cause of the incident was due to Read More

Strong Winds Take Crane Jib

07/26/18

Strong winds took a luffing tower crane jib over the back in a Melbourne, Australia on Monday night, July 24. The crane, a Raimondi owned by sales and rental company Clark Cranes was working on a Rescom site in the Richmond area of central Melbourne when the wind caught the Read More

Crawler Crane Overturn Captured on Video

06/20/18

A crawler crane rigged with long boom and jib overturned on the construction site of the new police headquarters in St Petersburg, Florida on April 5th, 2018, narrowly missing a number of men working below. The crane, a Terex branded IHI, was lifting an electric scissor lift onto the upper Read More

Crane Jib Pierces Train

06/11/18

The jib of a tower crane being removed from the crane dropped onto a passing train on Saturday in Switzerland. The jib had just been lifted from of the crane when one end dropped onto the track just as a train was approaching. Fortunately, the train driver saw the jib Read More

Fatal Crane Incident

06/4/18

A man working on a job site in Ermatingen – Thurgau, north east of Zurich, Switzerland died yesterday after he was hit in the head by a falling tower crane jib. The man, 56, was working on the residential building site, when the jib of a self-erecting tower crane dropped Read More

Self-Erector Tips

09/21/15
Self Erector Flips 10-2-2015 1-34-48 PM

Ingolstadt, Germany A self-erecting tower crane overturned onto the building that it had been working on in Ingolstadt, Germany, on Friday. We understand that the crane was in the process of being removed, retracted in preparation for removal from site when the incident occurred. It looks as though the outriggers Read More

Falling Jib Injures Two

09/1/15
Falling Jiub 9-4-2015 2-01-28 PM

 Lumpur, Malaysia The jib of a tower crane dropped onto two construction workers earlier today on the south side of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.                                                       Read More

Climbing Collapse

08/7/15
Climbing Collapse 8-7-2015 1-35-26 PM

Melbourne, Australia A large luffing jib tower crane dropped onto the top of the lift shaft of the building it was working on this morning in Melbourne, Australia, after something failed while it was being climbed and tower sections added. The crane has remained upright and within the building, but Read More

Crane Drops Jib

03/29/14
Crane Drops Jib 3-28-2014 1-59-42 PM

 London, UK A luffing tower crane jib dropped on a site in Northwood, London, UK, yesterday, there were no injuries. The incident occurred around 16:00 on a site in Maxwell Road, it looks as though the luffing jib hoist brake or cable gave way, allowing the jib to drop. It Read More

Platform Lands on Stadium

03/24/14
Platform Lands on Stadium 3-28-2014 1-39-37 PM

A platform being used by a cameraman at the Worcester Warriors Rugby Union Premier League clash with London Wasps came down onto the roof of one of the stands. The game, which was held at Worcester’s Sixways Stadium on Friday night was televised live by BT Sport, when the platform Read More

Tower Cranes Collide in London

03/7/14
Tower Cranes Collide 3-14-2014 1-10-08 PM

London, UK Two tower cranes collided over Canary Wharf in London, UK today seriously injuring a 35 year old man.                                   A hammerhead tower crane was over-sailing a luffing jib crane A flat top Yong Mao Read More

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